boxer shorts

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noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. men's loose-fitting undershorts with an elastic waistband.

Origin of boxer shorts

First recorded in 1945–50
  • Also called boxers.

Words Nearby boxer shorts Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use boxer shorts in a sentence

  • He clomped down the stairs with his cane, wearing a pair of boxer-shorts and rubber slippers.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for boxer shorts

boxer shorts

pl n
  1. men's underpants shaped like shorts but having a front opening: Also called: boxers

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